SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all can identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a shared web hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a section of its own where you're able to see which domains are currently protected. For those which aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and configure a variety of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other email service provider. The newly created records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your email addresses.